The North America Working Airedale Terrier
Association (NAWATA) is an organization that is dedicated
to preserving, protecting and promoting the working dog heritage of the
Airedale Terrier breed. The objectives of the organization are:
1. To preserve, promote and exhibit the working character of the Airedale
Terrier in the United States.
2. To preserve the Airedale Terrier in accordance with the breed standard
as working dogs.
3. To promote and encourage the training and use of the Airedale Terrier
for work that is consistent with the breed, including tracking,
obedience, protection work, hunting, as well as agility and other
4. To conduct a Working Airedale Terrier Championship of the Year
5. To conduct European-style breed shows, which evaluate the conformation
of the Airedale Terrier as a working breed.
6. To conduct other activities for which the Airedale Terrier is suitable
including, but not limited to, ZTP breed suitability tests, AD endurance
tests, agility trials, and training or breeding seminars.
7. To develop a Breed Registry for the Working Airedale Terrier in the
8. To promote humane treatment and training methods, and to support
responsible dog ownership and breeding practices, and encourage
sportsmanship among owners, breeders and fanciers of the Airedale
9. To publish a magazine to advance the objectives of the NAWATA.
10. To maintain an open dialogue with all clubs sharing similar
objectives, national and international, while insuring the autonomy of
To preserve, promote and exhibit the working character
of the Airedale Terrier in the United States. We strive
to make a difference by educating the public and expanding our reach.